Practice of Washing of Hand using Liquid Detergent among Pupils in Owerri Municipal: A Tool for Health Promotion and Health Security


Authors : NWACHUKWU KEYNA CHINYERE; DR. IBHAFIDON A; DR EZE-UFODIAMA S

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 4 - April

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6569956

- Research determined the practice of washing of hand using liquid detergent among pupils in Owerri Municipal. A tool for health promotion and security. Three questions guided the research. The research adopted cross sectional method which comprises of quantitative and qualitative techniques. Two stage sampling procedures was used to arrive at 90 pupils between 8-13 years as the sample size. The instruments for data collection were questionnaire, observation, checklist and focus group discussion. The Research employed descriptive statistics and percentages for data presentation. The findings showed that many primary school pupils did not practice constant washing of hand using liquid detergent after using the school latrine. However, it was observed that private school pupils washed hand using liquid detergent and water after using the latrine than public school pupils. The research recommended that a sustained awareness should be carried out by all stakeholders like Health Educators association, parent’s teachers’ association (P.T.A) and media houses to make sure that the awareness of washing of hand using liquid detergent are given to school pupils.

Keywords : Health Education, Promotion, National Security, Nigeria

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